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The Lochnagar mine crater near La Boiselle was created on the 1st of July 1916, at the start of the big offensive of the Battle of the Somme at 7.30 am. The attack was started a few minutes earlier in Beaumont-Hamel at 7.20 am. Along the full length of the front, the soldiers advanced on their thousands, but the Germands were prepared and fought back fiercely. 20 000 British soldiers were killed in one day.